air liaison officer


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air liaison officer

The senior tactical air control party member attached to a ground unit who functions as the primary advisor to the ground commander on air power. An air liaison officer is usually an aeronautically rated officer. Also called ALO. See also liaison.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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On the tactical level, strides were made to incorporate air liaison officers into the army to provide real-time air support requests, but these measures simply cut out the operational army chain of command, confirming the independent Luftwaffe mind-set.
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